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when is a kiss more than a kiss? a 6-year-old colorado boy found out the answer to that question the hard way. >> he is suspended for kissing a classmate on the check. the mother says it is a boyhood crush. the school is calling it sexual harassment. the story from our nation colorado springs. >> i leaned over, and i kissed her on the hand. that's what happened. >> reporter: for that 6-year-old hunter is home instead of at school. >> i did something wrong. she sent me to the office. >> she was fine with it. they are boyfriend and girlfriend. the other children saw it and went to the music teacher, and that was the day i had the meeting with the principal where she first said sexual harassment. this is taking it to an extreme that doesn't need to be met with a 6-year-old. now my son's asking questions,
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what is sex, mommy? it should not ever be said in the sentence with a 6-year-old. >> reporter: both hunter and his mom jennifer admit he's had some trouble at school in the past. he's been suspended for roughhousing and for kissing the same girl on the cheek. >> we have been working with him with the classroom disruption. he's been grounded for a while. very big restrictions. >> have you been trying to be good at school? >> yeah, but i just have a lot of energy. 6-year-olds, they have a lot of energy. >> reporter: the superintendent at school district re-1 says that hunter's record will remain within the district and that hunter's actions fit the description of sexual harassment. >> how can you do this? how can you say this about my child? remove sexual harassment. remove it from his record. i just -- i need to stand up and fight for him. i can't just let that happen because it's not the case. it's not what happened at all.
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>> reporter: reporting in canyon city, channel 13. >> so check this out, a child psychologist actually told the reporter there this tough love actually can have a negative impact and negative consequences because kissing for kids at this age is normal. it is a normal way of expressing themselves. >> done it once before -- i guess if it was my daughter, i wouldn't care about the kiss so much as can you not just violate my daughter's space on a daily basis at school. i think the whole sexual harassment component sounds ridiculous. you are not allowed to touch and do this all day long. >> doesn't matter what it is. not the touching. >> agree. coming up, an unusual and exceptionally tasty "insomniac kitchen." >> some people say it is the best part of dinner. we will show you a dessert that is perfect for your holiday menu. and another crack in the glass ceiling. meet the new sew -- new ceo of
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♪ pour some sugar on me >> what would the holidays be without a healthy dose of sugar and insomniac kitchen. >> learn to make a pumpkin pie cake. ♪ >> reporter: we're here in the kitchen at milk bar with executive pastry chef and owner christina tossi and today she is going to teach us how to do
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what? >> pumpkin pie layer cake. we start the pumpkin pie layer cake with pumpkin cake. we add a ton of pumpkin puree, that's the secret. a little spice and ginger and cinnamon. i stamp my cake rounds out and to minimize the amount of cake and we line it with a piece of plastic that they call acetate. it helps to build the cake. i put my two half circles down on my bottom layer. i'm soaking it with a mixture of milk and heavy cream. that is reminiscent of the flavors of the pumpkin pie filling and then we layer our cake. all of our cakes have three layers of filling. first is a liquid cheesecake filling.
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like an underbakeed cheesecake, and we fold brown butter and graham crackers in it to. next is pumpkin seeds and we caramelize them with sugar and salt and roast them in the oven. once those are in place, we do our last spreadable filling which is my favorite, a pumpkin ganache. the first layer is down. and we will do the same thing all over again. ♪ we will decorate with pumpkin pie seeds and pie crumbs that is pumpkin pie crumbs that is like dough instead of rolling out. we whisk the cake away to the freezer and let it freeze two to three hours so that all of the filling will set. amanda, look at our layer cake. we did it. >> oh, my goodness. looks so beautiful.
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>> right for a holiday celebration. celebration. >> let's do it. ♪ >> patience, diana, patience. read the topic of the facebook question. >> we want to know what is your favorite holiday dessert. log on to wnnfans.com and let us know. >> ladies first. >> yes, please. thank you. >> you want me to take a piece and leave you the cake? >> yes, please. look at the layers. >> this is going to be good. >> so i want a little bit of every layer so i'm going to go down the line here and get me some pumpkin, caramelized pumpkin seeds. what do you think? >> i want the frosting. >> oh! oh! >> got one. >> oh, yeah. >> awesome.
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to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. 'tis the season to get a christmas card, holiday card this year from the president. did you? >> oh, yes. i do every year. >> you got lucky. >> we are close. >> 1.6 million americans get one. >> really? >> more common than you think. >> oh. >> i don't know if you had to be a donor or something but you get on the list. not just their intimate friends. anyway, there is the card, and if you want it, believe it or not, if you were left off the list, you can get it for $175 on ebay. people who got cards are putting them up for auction on ebay and they are selling. at least a dozen ebay auctions offered this card. the democratic national
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convention paid for a whopping 1.6 million cards to go out to people. it features an elaborate pop up light house, bo and sunny and message from the family. 175 bucks if anyone from the white house is listening can we get a card. >> we won't put it on ebay. >> $175 is not a lot of money which leads me to think there are more on-line than demand for them. that makes me sad. >> we want one the same. >> yeah. check this out. detroit motor city has been turned in to a ski kind of destination. >> really? >> yes and no. this is not just for people who want to go skiing instead of to colorado or something. this is a movie called "tracing skylines" made by poor boys productions and red bull media house and they go around the world and ski tough to ski terrains and they decided now that abandoned churches and schools and factories in the motor city is like the next place they want to do their funky little skiing. >> skateboarding meets skiing
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meets the other thing they jump roof to roof. what do they call it again? >> it is a bit extreme. you don't want to do it at home but it is interesting to see. >> pretty cool. man oh man. epic fail bouquet toss courtesy of a viral video. i haven't seen it to be honest with you. >> there you go. all right. >> oh! >> i knew there had to be something better than just that. oh, no. >> oh, see. >> one wedding guest wasn't going to stop getting her hands on the flowers. no matter what. >> no, no. no reason to do that kind of thing. not for a bouquet. wow. now her dress is ruined. probably got a broken nose and unless you got a ring on your finger it doesn't mean anything. >> i want to see the after shot. i want to see what she looked like when she came up and did she have the bouquet. >> that's the question. is she going to be the next to get married? who knows? and did
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now," capitol hipris this morning on "world news now," capitol hill surprise. long before government shutdown deadline lawmakers take action. a deal in the works and its impact on you. deep freeze. from the ice dam breaking in the west to the wintry blast hitting the east. the meanest season in years. she's the boss. picked to be america's first female auto company ceo. how she started at the bottom of general motors and worked her way to the top in a business dominated by men. king of monsters. godzilla striking terror in the movies for the first time in years. get your first look in "the skinny" on this wednesday, december 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good morning, everybody. happy wednesday. >> happy wednesday, everyone. it is finally here.
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the middle of the week. that is much closer to the weekend. i feel that's all we with ever talk about. >> people really think we are quite unhappy. >> we actually enjoy our job. >> we just love sleep. >> it happens only on the weekends for us. >> pretty much. shall we get to it? >> let's get to it. >> good news from capitol hill no less. democrats and republicans joining together to prevent another government shutdown for a few more months. >> and it will allow other lawmakers to address health care and benefits programs. abc's karen travers has the story. >> reporter: a rare occurrence on capitol hill on tuesday. lawmakers announcing a budget deal before the deadline. >> senator murray and i have reached an agreement. >> because of this deal, the budget process can start approaching from crisis to crisis. >> reporter: the deal, if agreed to, would mean the government would not shut down for at least two years and eliminate $65 billion in domestic and defense spending cuts known as the sequester and not raise taxes. when it comes to the nuts and bolts, it's a modest proposal.
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the reason why this is the first budget agreement in two years. partisan bickering has bogged down the process. but it is not a done deal. the house and senate must vote on this agreement and ryan and murray have a tough sell. >> i'm confident we won't have 100% of the senate or house. >> reporter: some republicans don't like the spending increases. some democrats don't like it doesn't include an extension of unemployment benefits. >> i see this agreement as a step in the right direction. in divided government, you don't always get what you want. >> reporter: it was part of the deal that ended the government shutdown in october, but there's been little optimism in washington that murray and ryan would be able to come up with something that could get through the republican-controlled house and the democrat-controlled senate. in a statement, president obama said the agreement doesn't include everything he'd like. republicans feel the same way. the president said this was a good first step. karen travers, abc news, washington.
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>> there is encouraging news from washington about employment, as well. employers in october advertised the most jobs in more than five years, up 42,000 to near 4 million. more people quit their jobs that month than in five years. more than 2 million. both are signs of increased confidence in the economy. still, there are nearly three potential job seekers for every opening. brief encounter at the nelson mandela memorial service gathering a lot of attention. president obama greeted world leaders and shook the hand of castro. some critics say he shouldn't have done that and others are wondering if it is a signal of thawing relations with cuba. the white house said it was not planned. tens of thousands of people lined the route of nelson mandela's glass coffin as it made its way to lie in state the next three days. south africans were asked to form a guard of honor for the country's first black president. mandela was honored by world leaders and ordinary citizens at
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the stadium. the mood was joyous despite steady rain. and there was rejoicing in nevada after a missing family was found alive and well two days after they vanished in the mountains. the couple, their two kids and niece and nephew was going to play in the snow when their jeep overturned. they survived in sub zero temperatures by burning a spare tire for heat. rescuers found tire tracks in the snow after picking up a faint cell phone signal. a group of strangers came to the rescue of a group of soldiers risking their lives to pull him from a burning car. several drivers pulled over when they saw a pickup truck engulfed in flames. they could see the national guardsman inside wearing military fatigues. they managed to get the door open, cut his seat belt and drag him to safety. just moments later, the truck exploded. another dramatic scene caught on camera in new hampshire. a police officer saved the day. a woman's car caught fire. they were in a gas station right after she pulled up to the pumps and that's when officer kevin baron intervened. he pushed the car away from the pumps. he said he was just doing his
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job. >> not heroic, more of an instinct that kicked in and got the vehicle out of there. >> baron and his partner grabbed fire extinguishers from their trucks and firefighters arrived just in time to finish the job. all is well that ends well. >> oh, yeah. he was on a routine patrol when he heard the call and decided to go. common sense really if you think about it but a lot of people would have not thought to do that. >> and would have been scared in the process of doing it because you are worried about explosions and this and that. really fantastic. everyone said it could have been worse. >> nobody was hurt. also wonderful. about a dozen people have been given the all clear to colorado, after they were evacuated from flooding worries after an ice dam break. clear creek rose about three feet in just 15 minutes, but a feared four-foot wall of water hitting the canyon never happened.
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ice dams have been breaking as temperatures continue to rise. it is quite a different story here in the northeast, however, which is bracing for its first sub zero windchills and even more snow. it comes after yesterday's blast that shut down schools, cancelled flights and triggered countless accidents. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest. >> reporter: a white slushy mess across much of the northeast. virginia to new england getting a wallop of winter-like weather with as much as seven inches of snow falling in some areas. >> i worked in it 35 years in the show, in the airport. so it was horrible. >> reporter: fred schmitt knows the headaches they were feeling in places like la guardia and kennedy airports all too well. with delays up to an hour and a half there and elsewhere according to flightaware.com. more than 1300 flights cancelled. getting around not much easier on the roads. >> it was like this basically the whole way. as you get closer to new jersey, the roads got worse, so nothing's plowed. >> reporter: from slipping and
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sliding. >> it's very hard to stop, even with anti-lock brakes. >> reporter: to snow piles blocking traffic. >> by looking it looked fine. after i got up here and stopped i wasn't able to continue. >> reporter: you are stuck? >> so i'm stuck. >> reporter: just the reason government offices in washington, d.c., were closed and so many schools in northeast canceled classes. >> the number one is student safety and staff safety. >> reporter: in chicago, the safety concern was about the extreme cold. the temperature dropping to one below. the coldest it's been this early in the season there in 18 years. >> i used to live in canada and i wonder why i don't live there anymore. >> reporter: oh, i can relate. especially with temperatures dropping here and that could mean an icy dangerous commute for a lot of people later this morning. john and diana, back to you. >> all right. black ice here in the northeast, the snow yesterday. i'm no meteorologist, but they
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talk about these patterns that sometimes you get locked in to. it is early in the season and the country is getting hammered with all kinds of stuff. >> this kind of thing when it happens in march we can see the the end of it. oh, spring is coming soon. but we haven't even gotten into winter yet. >> it is not officially started. you are right. >> it hasn't started yet. maybe we will have a white winter. we haven't one of those in sometime in this part of the country. but i can give it up as long as i'm not stuck in my driveway. >> i will go to miami in a heart beat. take manhattan down to miami. >> stick it next to miami. that could work. that could work. look at what's in store for us today. lake effect snow will dump several inches over western pennsylvania and new york. the rest of the east will be clear and dry except for showers over south florida. cool and dry to the west coast with scattered showers over western montana. >> temperatures will be milder along the west coast. the deep freeze continues across the midwest moving in to the northeast. with the holiday season
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comes a certain number of guaranteed stories. here's one of them. the dancing cop is back. >> oh, yes, he is. providence rhode island, cop tony lepore had snow coming down yesterday. it is part of his annual run of directing traffic while dancing. he has been thrilling drivers and pedestrians since 1984. >> wow. he will be out there doing his thing weekdays today through christmas eve. he starts at noon and finishes an hour and a half later. >> i guess that slickness helps to do the fancy footwork. >> as long as he doesn't fall on his butt, we're all okay. >> that's the move. that's the move. >> i'm bringing that to my christmas party. by the way, he started this way back when because he was bored of just standing there directing traffic. >> wonder what the other police officers say to him in the locker room before the shift. >> i hope he gets a lot of love and people don't think he is ridiculous. >> i'm sure he does. coming up, the game show veteran getting ready for a comeback sort of.
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it's an elite list. less than two dozen women run major international companies, and this morning there's another name to add to that list. >> general motors named mary barra as the ceo. abc's chief business reporter rebecca jarvis tells us why she is an ideal choice. >> reporter: in "madmen," the old boys club of advertising courted the old boys club of the auto industry. >> chevy likes bob and if you don't like bob we can find someone who does. >> reporter: a new era was born. >> i'd like to introduce your new ceo effective on the 15th, mary. [ applause ] >> reporter: mary barra is the first women ever to run one of detroit's big three. she started at gm in 1980, inspecting pontiac grand prixs coming off the assembly line. she was 18, studying engineering. her father, a 39-year g.m. veteran, was making car fenders and hoods.
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>> we stood outside of the dealership looking at the new vehicles. that's how i was raised. >> reporter: now she's become a force on g.m. with a focus on fuel efficiencies, hybrids and electric cars. barra will be one of 20 women running fortune 500 companies. firms with more women at the top earn 50% higher profits than those without, and a woman at gm could have other benefits. after all, it is women who make 80% of the car purchase decisions. barra's original dream car, this red vintage chevy camaro. her first car, she wanted a pontiac firebird but settled for a chevy chevette and today she drives a cadillac cts and on the weekends a corvette. >> i don't want to say i'm a super fast driver but i like cars that go fast. >> reporter: now after her slow and steady climb, it is full speed ahead. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> milestone. >> absolutely.
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she seems to be a wonderful leader in and of herself. sometimes i think this were so many boundaries put on employees we didn't give them the recipe for success. so now she's says whether it is resources or budgets. it's your job to come up with the ideas and it is our job to provide you resources and budget to do that. she is giving them creative liberties. you come up with the ideas and we will make sure you can incorporate them. >> a good thing. >> there you go. brace yourself. the return of godzilla coming up. special celebrity delivery, as well, with a dash of rock 'n' roll. it is all next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome to "the skinny," everybody. godzilla making his return to the big screen. we got a remake coming out in 2014. going to hit the theaters but we have a teaser trailer to show you. take a look. >> i realize not all of you have had hands-on experience. and frankly, none of us have ever faced a situation quite like this one before. i would not ask any one of you to take this leap if i didn't have complete faith in your ability to succeed.
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>> now this is truly a teaser because for as long as it is, and it's not very long, you only see the monster of all monsters, the king of all monsters, only see him in silhouette but you can truly appreciate the enormity of his strength because there's flattened city streets, smashed skyscrapers. there are a couple of scenes -- look at that, a hole through one of the skyscrapers. the person who directed it, his name is gareth edwards. he's kind of known for doing enormous-scale movies but focusing in on the person and the individual experience. so it sounds like it's going to be really good. >> many a saturday morning watching "godzilla." >> late may 2014. you will be there. >> i will be there. we will make it "insomniac theater." >> "insomniac theater" date.
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"price is right" bob barker the man, the myth, the legend, returning to "the price is right" to celebrate his birthday. he is turning 90 years old. can you believe it? it is thursday's show. it is taped. there he is. on thursday he will be out there. >> he looks great. >> i think they remember him. he hasn't been back since 2007. one time he was back to promote his autobiography. but hasn't been a regular since 2007. 90 years old, bob barker. by the way, in keeping with his sign off it is during pet week. as you know every show ends with that request get your pet spayed and neutered. here's good news. kate winslet's has given birth to her baby boy. her husband ned rock 'n' roll, that's his real name. she's 38. he's 35. they welcomed their first child on saturday according to a rep and everybody is doing great. mother and baby are doing great. she has two kids from two
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previous marriages, mia honey and joe. by the way, rock 'n' roll there, mr. ned rock 'n' roll is the nephew of virgin mogul sir branson. they have been married since last december. very secret ceremony here in new york. they apparently both met at branson's compound in 2011. they tied the knot, had their baby and there you have it. no pictures yet of the baby. >> there you go. >> and his last name will be rock 'n' roll. >> whatever they name him, his last name will be the coolest last name on the planet. rock 'n' roll. courteney possibly has a new beau, and he is a rock and roller. talking about johnny mcdaid from "snow patrol." e! on-line reporting that there are rumors going around that they were seen at jennifer aniston's when they partied back in november and they were cozy and people there said they looked like they were on a date and holding hands during the
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party. >> and arrived together. courteney cox did not return request for a comment when contacted by e! news. >> there you go. >> they make a nice couple. >> absolutely. i can dig it. >> if they are. >> if they are. they are.
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♪ his voice is instantly recognizable. the tones of mr. ron burgundy. >> he's a character and caricature and one that all of us in tv news get a kick out of. ron burgundy based on a real news anchor. here's abc's lara spencer. >> i'll take the job. >> reporter: that suit, that camera-ready hair and that voice. >> i'm ron burgundy. >> reporter: america's favorite anchorman is back, and now will ferrell is revealing the man who helped to bring ron burgundy to life. meet mort crim. >> i'm mort crim. >> reporter: a now retired
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anchor man. in an issue of "rolling stone" magazine, he said he found inspiration in watching him in a documentary in pioneering journalist jessica savage. >> good evening. i'm mort crim. he said, "at one point, they were talking to mort saying basically i was a blank to her. what made me laugh is watching him. he still spoke like this. he still used his on-camera voice." >> you have to understand that i was a typical, traditional 1972 male chauvinist anchor. >> it's uncalled for. i cannot work with this woman. >> i did not take any offense. comedy is not -- satire and parody is nothing but taking a grain of truth and stretching it out to a ridiculous conclusion and i think that's what they have done very skillfully in "anchorman," the first "anchorman." i enjoyed it immensely. >> reporter: he's now an author and voiceover artist and he said it
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holds true in the '70s. >> i think they have done an excellent job of taking real situations, real tensions that existed and squeezed the humor out of them. >> reporter: this weekend, the real anchorman is heading to new york city for the premier of "anchorman 2" and is set to meet ron burgundy for the first time. >> not only will it be my first time to meet will ferrell but more importantly it will be his first time to meet me. stay classy, san diego. >> how funny. >> you mean to tell me in 1972 his home smelled of rich mahogany? they broke out in dance and song in the middle of the newsroom and they fought the competition in the parking lot? >> with a trident. >> those were the good old days. >> no doubt about it. >> and i was there apparently. >> scott knows mort crim and says he is not a buffoon at all. >> nice guy actually. >> this is abc's "world news
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good morning. i'm john muller. >> and i'm diana perez. here's the top headlines we are following on "world news now." the northeast is recovering from its first snowstorm of the season which closed offices and schools, cancelled hundreds of flights and triggered dozens of accidents and now it is bracing for its first sub-zero temperature. a hunter in pennsylvania hospitalized this morning recovering from a bear attack after accidentally coming between a black bear and her three cubs. thousands of south africans line the streets and highways this morning as nelson mandela's coffin was brought to the government buildings in pretoria to lie in state. a first grader kissing a classmate on the hand and cheek. those are the top stories on this wednesday, december 11th. >> announcer: from abc news,
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this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good wednesday morning, everybody. brought up a good point before. we are not even officially in winter yet. what's going on? >> but it has unofficially officially arrived. >> it unofficially arrived a couple of weeks ago. the whole country, not just one area, everybody is getting socked. >> it just got here to the northeast and that's why we are complaining about it but it has been across the country for weeks now. not only that, now the cold out of canada and it's going to be bitter. >> oh, yeah. we begin with the northeast recovering from wintry weather, a big old wallop and bracing for more as well. >> the northeast is not alone. as this map shows, only six of the lower 48 states are snow free. and for many of us comes the bitter cold. ginger zee has the latest.
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>> reporter: from sloppy mess along the east coast to the week-long deep freeze for so many in the west. >> it's just really cold. >> reporter: almost every state in the nation asking, where did autumn go? from virginia through southern new england, just a little to up to a half foot of snow fell. the burst of beautiful winter transforming tuesday in to a frustrating commute. >> i drove all the way from philadelphia and it was like this basically the whole way. as you get closer to new jersey the roads got worse. nothing's plowed. >> reporter: more than 80 car accidents just in connecticut. hundreds of schools closed. in massachusetts, the slick roads sending this plow crashing through a pole and in to a pond. at dulles international, the parade of plows trying to clear just over two inches. weather has been a big issue at the airports this week. more than 6,000 cancelled across the country since sunday. along with that below-average brr in parts of california,
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dangerous winds. >> a gust of wind hit me and raised tandem tires on the trailer off the ground. i have a co-driver with me and it is not worth our lives. >> reporter: much of d.c. was shut down. even a national transportation hearing was cancelled. many are staying home but lisa made her way in the snow. parts of the northeast have been insulated but no more. we are slipping in the 20s. four below is a high for wednesday in minneapolis. the number next to it, the departure from average, 32. so we are looking at those numbers from dallas to seattle and here in the east coast. ginger zee, abc news, new york. >> we were complaining too much in the northeast because that's crazy cold stuff. >> really looks bad out west. those poor people. let's take a look at the nation's weather now. lake effect snow will dump several inches over western new york and pennsylvania. the rest of the east can expect -- or rather, south of
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florida will be clear and dry. most of the rest of the nation will be clear and dry as well. mild along the west coast. the deep freeze will move to the northeast. a feared four-foot wall of water from an ice dam break in golden, colorado, never happened. officials say clear creek did rise three feet in 15 minutes and continues to rise. a dozen people were evacuated from an rv park, but they have been given the all-clear to return. ice dams this the area have been ice . ms this the area have been severe cold is a problem in minnesota where a 19-year-old college student is in critical condition after spending the night outside in sub-zero temperatures. she was found on the porch of a neighbor's home. police don't know how she ended up there. her parents say she suffered significant frostbite on her hands and feet and may end up losing them. a happier ending for a nevada family where the missing family was found alive.
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they vanished in the mountains after they went out to play in the snow. and after two days of bone-chilling cold hope was fading. amazingly everyone survived in great condition, including all four children. more now from abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: a frigid 48-hour ordeal is over. after two adults and four children, the youngest just 3 years old, found alive. >> we are glad they have all been found, you know and everybody's prayers have been answered. >> reporter: 34-year-old james glanton and his girlfriend 25-year-old christina mcintee, along with their two kids and their niece and nephew went to play in the snow on sunday and vanished. that kicked oespe sea he y mtaiof re 200 peoloinn and in the airght zero. >> we just gthem we have known them forever. those li they can't be out there. none of them can be out there in
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the cold like this. >> reporter: after honinn a cell pe si of fameep binoculars. >> they are in amazing cot considering what they have through >> a member of the search team >> aays wen of the search team embankment and flipped over. they burned the jeep's spare tire to stay warm. they had food and water and said at night they could hear rescuers blowing whistles and helicopters in the distance. they knew a lot ofoler looking forthem de >> the kids wer th >> after a quick checkup at the hospital, all six are expected to spend the day at home. clayton sandell, abc news. >> there's controversy over the sentence for a drunk driving accident that left four people dead. the driver was 16 years old. ethan couch. he admitted to manslaughter. his blood alcohol was three times the legal limit. he could have been sentenced to 20 years in prison and instead ten years probation. he was ordered in to therapy. the judge said the teen would not get the help he needs in prison. a georgia woman wants answers after a prank at a home depot store. someone put glue on the toilet
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seat she used at the store and she was stuck there more than an hour. paramedics eventually freed her but the rescue left her with painful injuries, including ripped skin. she now says she is spending all of her time on her couch. >> whoever decided to do this it wasn't funny. i was stuck over an hour. i couldn't imagine why they weren't taking me to the emergency room and having a doctor remove it. i'm a grown woman who can't even sit up. >> she wants to know who put the glue on the toilet seat. however, they have reviewed security camera footage and found no evidence of anyone else entering the restroom during that time. home depot said it has tried to get in touch with her. >> that's the strangest story. apparently wd-40 is the solvent they used to eventually i guess get that seat free. >> so the gripe is obviously the prank. obviously, the fact she is upset they didn't take the toilet seat off with her on it and let the
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doctors figure it out. >> i don't know if there is a good way to handle it. >> we don't know what kind of glue it was. >> more reason to hover in the public bathroom. >> always hover. >> when in doubt hover. i know it doesn't rhyme. >> good advice. >> you have to keep it in there and remember it. when in doubt you hover. >> got it. >> twitter made some tweaks to its apps. it is easier to send messages. with an icon in the navigation bar and home screen. you can send photos and direct messages. twitter hopes the changes will make the choice for one-on-one messaging and pick up a few more users along the way. mega millions giant jackpot keeps getting bigger. no one matched all six numbers last night. they were 5, 12, 22, 41 65 and the mega ball 13. friday's jackpot will be worth, at least, 400 million bucks. if you can't wait until friday, you should note tonight's powerball drawing is not too shabby, 122 million bucks. >> good enough for you?
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>> good enough for me. >> you only play if it reaches a certain amount. >> until it gets like 100 million then i have to play. >> then it is good enough. >> 4 million would not be enough. >> come on. >> here's a lucky guy. he's a marine who's done quite a bit of fishing in his life. >> his name is jeff and this is the first we are seeing him catch a young female great white shark off the beach in southern california. look at this. pulling it on shore. amazing. he grabbed it by the tail and pulled it in. while posing for video he dragged it back in and watched the greatest catch of his life swim away. >> brave dude. >> i would have plopped that thing in right away. >> on the beach. look at his hook. what is he trying to catch. >> how strong is his line? how strong is he unless he let the thing tired itself out. he has a pretty heavy rig there.
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i catch teeny fish, never brought in anything that big. >> by the way, he did have to put it in because it is illegal for fisherman to target great white sharks so clearly it wasn't his target and it took 25 minutes from the moment he grabbed it, reeled it in and was exhausted. >> 25 minutes. shark was exhausted too. i'm sure. a heart felt surprise a century in the making. polygamist cult members who broke free and want to help others. they are sharing their stories about some tremendous risks. and the movement inspired by nelson mandela. the world is still singing along. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. weather brought to you by consumer cellular. : "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular.
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he fdls the fdls has been called one the most dangerous polygamist cults in the nation. their leader warren jeffs behind bars for sexually assaulting two young girls he said were his spiritual wives. >> flu two former followers are risking their lives to help others escape. we are "all up nightline" with cecilia vega. >> reporter: we are getting close now, right? >> we are just entering. >> reporter: this is the hidden world of the flds, one of the largest polygamist groups in the united states and the kingdom of their leader, the now jailed warren jeffs. it doesn't take long to get the message, we are not welcome here. did they do that because of us? >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: that's because we are riding with two of his biggest enemies, his own flesh and blood. >> my name is mathew wall
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>> my name is zachary jeffs. >> reporter: the prison leaders own nephews have turned against their uncle and everything he stands for. they have returned to help others leave the flds, which has as many as 10,000 members dedicated to the practice of polygamy. >> look, look. get down! >> reporter: drama for the new tlc reality "breaking the faith." >> make sure we have everything in place. >> reporter: zach, matt and other former flds boys pulling off what they say are daring rescues of women. >> get out of here before you get caught. >> reporter: it's not your father's big love. >> i believe in the covenant of plural marriage. >> we're not the polygamists you think you know. >> reporter: or even "sister wives." producers say this is far more dangerous. a life or death journey in to the strange world of polygamy. this is where warren jeffs ruled every aspect of daily life. >> we live in a world that's taken on the ways of the devil. >> reporter: years after he was sent to prison for life, the
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convicted pedophile's grip is still tight. on the show, some of the young women who leave the community seem to stand by him. >> do you have any idea why warren is in jail? >> no. you were not aware that warren was prosecuted because he sexually assaulted two very young girls? >> i heard it but i don't believe it. >> when they told me about warren jeffs, i want to slap her because she doesn't know him. she left ten years ago. >> reporter: it is a dedication that runs deep. a running theme in the show is the girls who don't make it. >> i don't know what happened but hopefully she is okay. >> reporter: and return to a fate the jeffs brothers fear might be worse than what they left in the first place. how much of the reality show is real? >> best thing is to get out of saint george immediately. >> there's already criticism on the web that it all seems a bit
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staged. the show begins with a disclaimer admitting to some reenactments and dramatizations but the passion these guys have for what they are doing is clearly not fake and for the jeffs brothers the mission is about something else, repairing their damaged family name. for "nightline," i'm cecilia vega in utah. >> obviously if you can you want to catch the tlc show. it seems riveting. it is interesting they are admitting to some dramatization. >> they should because you watch and go it looks way -- >> warren jeffs since he's been in prison, there have been no marriages because he's the only one that perform marriages. >> and also they can't have children, the people in the compound. hard to believe. >> interesting. coming up the music of mandela. >> how artists around the world spread the world about nelson -- word about nelson mandela and the protests that shed light on his life. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now"
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continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ if you watched the memorial >> if you watched the memorial to nelson mandela, you saw celebration of life. music important to nelson mandela. >> here's abc's dan harris. ♪ >> reporter: during his decades behind bars, nelson mandela's message was carried across the world by music. peter gabriel's cry for a south african freedom fighter. ♪ paul simon bringing south african music to america. ♪ >> reporter: but one extraordinary track was a game
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changer. ♪ time to accept our responsibility ♪ >> reporter: in the '80s when many americans hadn't heard of apartheid, a galaxy of stars came together to declare they would not perform at sun city, a ritzy whites-only resort in south africa. ♪ >> reporter: bono, dylan, run dmc, bruce springsteen, suddenly mtv was plastered with images of apartheid oppression. all organized by springsteen's guitar player steven van zandt. >> children were coming up to him saying we saw a video on mtv, on b.e.t., what's this south african thing all about? ♪ >> reporter: the apex of this musical movement came in 1988 in a concert in england to celebrate mandela's 70th birthday while he was still in prison. it was seen by 600 million people in 67 countries, but it was banned in south africa. ♪ >> reporter: nelson mandela once said music could ignite the
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political resolve of those who might be otherwise be indifferent. he was right. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> interesting back story, isn't it? good stuff. >> here's an interesting story about the national anthem of south africa. when nelson mandela was elected president it was still in
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africans -- africans. when he was elected it was changed to include the five languages spoken in south africa. >> neat stuff. >> check it out. those are the pictures and images of people remembering him. him. and images of people remembering him. she loves to shop online with her debit card. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard-earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you hd3
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♪ forever young having a surprise birthday party at work isn't that unusual but when there's 100 candles on the cake that is something else. >> oh, yeah. that's why it is our "favorite story of the day." an inspiring break from her job the other day
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but went right back to it. we have more from the station in rhode island. ♪ happy birthday dear mary >> reporter: this wasn't just any birthday, mary ponson is celebrating her 100th birthday at kent hospital. no, she's not a patient. she works here. >> this is really a big, big, big surprise. >> reporter: at the young age of 97, ponson was hired as the hospital greeter. meeting each patient and family member as they come through the front door. >> try to console them. try to talk to them. and they are mostly in tears. by the time they leave here, those tears have stopped. >> reporter: mary got a half day off for her birthday but she will be back greeting patients at the hospital wednesday morning. co-workers who came to the party say mary's contribution to kent hospital is priceless. >> every day greeting people, helping them out. always willing to give a helping hand. we're so blessed to have her here at kent. >> reporter: amid the family photos and well wishes, her son made it all the way from california.
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>> wow. i can't believe she's 100. but you know what, god blessed me for 62 years of my life with a wonderful mother. >> hello, mary. happy birthday. >> reporter: mary says she has no plans to retire. >> oh, my gosh. >> that's amazing. she looks phenomenal. if told me she was 80 i'd say okay. she is 100. >> first of all, she is all there, 100%. >> her eyes are bright. >> she's so beautiful, too. look at her. she's like okay. i have to go back to work now. >> check her out. still working. >> by the way, she started works in the 1930s as rhode island diner where she worked as a waitress earning a dollar a day. >> probably decent money back then. can you imagine, a dollar a day. making $10 a week. >> not a lot of money. pretty cool. day. making $10 a week. >> not a lot of money. pretty cool.
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this morning on "world news now," story of survival. how did two adults and four children survive the nevada wilderness for two nights with temperatures plunging below zero? >> we followed tracks going up a road and found their footprints. >> the missing family and what they did to stay alive. also, how they were found. was it just a handshake? president obama greets raul castro. for many a jaw-dropping moment at the nelson mandela memorial. the criticism overnight and the white house explanation. and in trouble, the 6-year-old boy accused of sexual harassment. the first grader's parents are outraged. >> i kissed her hand. that's what happened. >> reporter: the school
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district's strict policies in a case getting national attention. this wednesday, december 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> happy wednesday, everybody. hump day, hump day, hump day. got here quick, didn't it? hump day. it is so overdone. >> it is overdone but i have been saying it for years. i was in before it was cliche. >> so we're allowed to keep saying it. >> we are grandfathered in. >> we've got "insomniac kitchen" coming up. a holiday treat. are you excited? >> i'm saving appetite these days. it is a sweet treat for insomniac kitchen. we have a pumpkin pie cake. >> pumpkin pie cake. >> can't get better than that. >> can't wait. we will begin with an incredibly happy ending in nevada. a family found alive in the snowy mountains. they survived 48 hours in sub-zero temperatures after their jeep overturned in a remote area. brandi hitt has the latest on what they did to survive. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, john
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and diana. this is what search and rescue teams were hoping for. all six family members are doing well and managed to survive the freezing conditions by burning a tire on their car. celebration and relief in the snowy nevada mountains where two adults and four children under the age of 10 have been found alive after their car overturned, exposing the family to sub-zero temperatures for three days. >> we just followed some tracks going up a road and we found their footprints. >> reporter: 44-year-old james glanton, his girlfriend christina mcintee and their two children and their niece and nephew headed up to the mountains for a fun day in the snow on sunday when their car went down an embankment. rescue teams say they built a fire with a spare tire to stay warm until help arrived.
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>> they're all great, warm. all the kids are in good spirits. mop and dad were happy to see us. >> reporter: search teams searched the area known for steep ravines by ground and air finding these tire tracks and a cell phone ping which helped them narrow their search. >> the patients are stable. they are doing well. no evidence of frostbite. the father did a good job keeping everybody safe. >> we are happy for the family and glad they have been found and everybody's prayers have been answered. it has been a wonderful thing. the family told one rescuer they could hear search teams blowing whistles at night and hear choppers overhead. a sense of comfort knowing people were looking for them. >> thank you. by the way, 100 well wishers at the hospital. everyone is so relieved to know they are okay. >> a lot of people don't do a thing right. he stayed with the vehicle and that was key. didn't wander off. interesting thing, get this in the back of your head, he heated rocks and brought the rocks in the car and the rocks got so hot it radiated heat and that got
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through. >> they were able to sleep. >> a bunch of rocks in the middle of the fire and they will hold on to the heat for a while. >> file it in the back of your head, just relieved they are okay. >> absolutely. >> a lot of little kids. moving on to this now. a young hunter in central pennsylvania is hospitalized in fair condition this morning. she's recovering from a bear attack. 18-year-old camille bomboy accidentally got between a black bear and her three cubs. the bear bit her on both arms and chest and scratched her head before her father fired shots in the air and was able to scare off the bear. >> heard sister screaming and so i went running, and by the time i got there i heard a couple of gunshots. >> my buddy called and said he needed help. his sister got attacked by a bear. so we grabbed our gun and went up after it. >> reporter: they never did find the bear. while this type of attack is
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rare, wildlife experts say it is normal behavior for a black bear to attack if someone gets between a mother and her cub. texas woman pleading guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to president obama and new york mayor michael bloomberg. then blaming it on her husband. shannon richardson was facing life in prison, but her attorney says a plea deal would cap her sentence to 18 years. shannon richardson is the mother of six, former actress. she had minor roles in "the walking dead" and "blind side." a budget deal on capitol hill this morning avoiding a government shutdown. the bipartisan compromise restores $63 billion in programs ranging from parks to defense. house and senate negotiators say it will fund the government in to next year and cuts the national debt a little. both the house and senate are expected to vote on it by the end of the week. washington is buzzing about an encounter at the nelson mandela memorial service. president obama's handshake with cuban president raul castro. it happened as he moved down a line of world leaders. the u.s. and cuban leaders have been at odds more than 50 years.
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during the president's speech where he praised mandela, he also took a sharp jab at dictators like castro. >> there are too many leaders that claim solidarity when madiba struggled for freedom but do not tolerate dissent in their own people. >> some are calling the handshake a propaganda cue for castro. the white house said it was not planned. analysts are not sure if it was more than politeness. the handshake came across the backdrop of the emotional farewell to nelson mandela. his body will lie in state today through friday. it arrived this morning at the union building in pretoria this morning. crowds filled the soweto stadium despite the pouring rain and transportation problem. byron pitts reports the mood was festive, not sad. ♪ >> reporter: they came by foot, by train, many arriving well before sunrise. ♪ this woman arrived six hours early.
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>> i can't feel the rain. it's an emotion i have never felt before in my life. it's so nice. it's good to be here. >> reporter: the rain nor my question stopped her from dancing. >> i'm happy because he made this south africa to be a rainbow nation. as you can see, black people and white people together. >> all day here people have been undaunted by the weather. the harder it rained the harder they cheered. there's a belief in african culture if it is raining on the day of a person's funeral it is a sign they lived a blessed life. amid the singing and celebrating, people made it clear that nelson mandela wasn't perfect and major problems still exist. but when nelson mandela became president in 1994, anything became possible. >> amen. >> one man told us mandela spent 27 years in prison. a little rain won't stop us from celebrating his life. adding, "celebrating loudly."
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byron pitts, abc news, johannesburg. >> now to some corporate news starting with the first woman to take over the reins of a u.s. auto company. 51-year-old mary barra will be the ceo of of general motors. she has led the global product development for three years now. among the challenges she faces is how to cut g.m.'s costs and increase sales overseas. leadership change of a different kind. yoga gear-maker lululemon founder is stepping down. chip wilson's decision comes after criticism about some recent statements. wilson said some women's bodies quote doesn't don't work for lululemon pants. the company named a new ceo who is expected to take over next month. long-time viewers know that "world news now" has been called the sexiest overnight news show on network tv. >> of course.
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>> what else would it be? >> of course. >> we have to show you this. even though it was on another network last night and recorded last month how could we not show you scenes from the victoria secret's fashion show. they call it the sexiest night on tv. i can't imagine why that is. >> not really. than much else to say except imagine. our personal favorite of the day. >> it's your personal favorite. >> i can appreciate -- these women are flawless. >> yes. >> oh, my god. >> little skinny. listen to me. remember the expression, you wouldn't toss them out for eating crackers? [ boing ] >> boing. >> yeah. okay. moving on. coming up -- speechless? >> speechless. >> finally. >> coming up, forget park city. if you are a skier you need to check out detroit. and a delicious creation from "insomniac kitchen." it tastes like pumpkin pie but it is really cake. you are watching "world news now." ♪ power some sugar on me ♪ come on fire me up ♪ pour your sugar on me i can't get enough ♪ >> announcer: "world news now"
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out the answer to that question the hard way. >> he is suspended for kissing a classmate on the cheek. the mother says it is a boyhood crush. the school is calling it sexual harassment. the story from our nation colorado springs. >> i leaned over, and i kissed her on the hand. that's what happened. >> reporter: for that 6-year-old hunter is home instead of at school. >> i did something wrong. she sent me to the office. >> she was fine with it. they are boyfriend and girlfriend. the other children saw it and went to the music teacher, and that was the day i had the meeting with the principal where she first said sexual harassment. this is taking it to an extreme that doesn't need to be met with a 6-year-old. now my son's asking questions, what is sex, mommy? it should not ever be said in
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the sentence with a 6-year-old. >> reporter: both hunter and his mom jennifer admit he's had some trouble at school in the past. he's been suspended for roughhousing and for kissing the same girl on the cheek. >> we have been working with him with the classroom disruption. he's been grounded for a while. very big restrictions. >> have you been trying to be good at school? >> yeah, but i just have a lot of energy. 6-year-olds, they have a lot of energy. >> reporter: the superintendent at school district re-1 says that hunter's record will remain within the district and that hunter's actions fit the description of sexual harassment. >> how can you do this? how can you say this about my child? remove sexual harassment.
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remove it from his record. i just -- i need to stand up and fight for him. i can't just let that happen because it's not the case. it's not what happened at all. >> reporter: reporting in canyon city, channel 13. >> so check this out, a child psychologist actually told the reporter there this tough love actually can have a negative impact and negative consequences because kissing for kids at this age is normal. it is a normal way of expressing themselves. >> done it once before -- i guess if it was my daughter, i wouldn't care about the kiss so much as can you not just violate my daughter's space on a daily basis at school. i think the whole sexual harassment component sounds ridiculous. you are not allowed to touch and do this all day long. >> doesn't matter what it is. not the touching. >> agree. coming up, an unusual and exceptionally tasty "insomniac kitchen." >> some people say it is the best part of dinner. we will show you a dessert that is perfect for your holiday menu. and another crack in the glass ceiling. meet the new new ceo of g.m. and how her upbringing prepared her for the challenge. you are watching "world news
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♪ power some sugar on me in the name of love ♪ ♪ pour some sugar on me with the holidays, you need a healthy dose of sugar. in "insomniac kitchen," a unique dessert to add to your holiday table. >> amanda van allen had another tough assignment. she had to visit the milk bar in new york city to learn how to make a pumpkin pie cake. >> reporter: we're here in the kitchen at milk bar with executive pastry chef and owner christina. today she is going to teach us how to do what?
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>> pumpkin pie layered cake. we start the pumpkin pie layered cake with pumpkin cake. it's super standard cake with cream, butter, sugar, eggs. we add a ton of pumpkin puree. that's the secret. spice, cinnamon, ginger. i stamp my cake rounds out and to minimize the amount of cake scrap we make two half circles and we line it with a piece of plastic that they call acetate. it helps to build the cake. i put my two half circles down on my bottom layer. i'm soaking it with a mixture of milk and heavy cream. that is reminiscent of the flavors of the pumpkin pie filling and then we layer our cake. all of our cakes have three layers of filling. first is a liquid cheesecake filling. wye we start to layer up the cake. all of our takes have three layers of filling. the first filling is like an
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under baked cheesecake. and we fold brown butter and graham crackers in it to. next is pumpkin seeds and we caramelize them with sugar and salt and roast them in the oven. once those are in place, we do our last spreadable filling which is my favorite, a pumpkin ganache. the first layer is down. and we will do the same thing all over again. ♪ we will decorate with pumpkin pie seeds and pie crumbs that is pumpkin pie crumbs that is like dough instead of rolling out. we whisk the cake away to the freezer and let it freeze two to three hours so that all of the filling will set. amanda, look at our layer cake. we did it.
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>> oh, my goodness. looks so beautiful. >> right for a holiday celebration. celebration. >> let's do it. ♪ >> patience, diana, patience. read the topic of the facebook question. >> we want to know what is your favorite holiday dessert. log on to wnnfans.com and let us know. >> ladies first. >> yes, please. thank you. >> you want me to take a piece and leave you the cake? >> yes, please. look at the layers. >> this is going to be good. >> so i want a little bit of every layer so i'm going to go down the line here and get me some pumpkin, caramelized pumpkin seeds. what do you think? >> i want the frosting. >> oh! oh! >> got one. >> oh, yeah. >> awesome. >> nice cup of coffee with it. >> oh, my gosh.
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to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. 'tis the season to get a christmas card, holiday card this year from the president. did you? >> oh, yes. i do every year. >> you got lucky. >> we are close. >> 1.6 million americans get one. >> really? >> more common than you think. >> oh. >> i don't know if you had to be a donor or something but you get on the list. not just their intimate friends. anyway, there is the card, and if you want it, believe it or not, if you were left off the list, you can get it for $175 on ebay. people who got cards are putting
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them up for auction on ebay and they are selling. at least a dozen ebay auctions offered this card. the democratic national convention paid for a whopping 1.6 million cards to go out to people. it features an elaborate pop up light house, bo and sunny and message from the family. 175 bucks if anyone from the white house is listening can we get a card. >> we won't put it on ebay. >> $175 is not a lot of money which leads me to think there are more on-line than demand for them. that makes me sad. >> we want one the same. >> yeah. check this out. detroit motor city has been turned in to a ski kind of destination. >> really? >> yes and no. this is not just for people who want to go skiing instead of to colorado or something. this is a movie called "tracing skylines" made by poor boys productions and red bull media house and they go around the world and ski tough to ski terrains and they decided now that abandoned churches and schools and factories in the motor city is like the next place they want to do their
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funky little skiing. >> skateboarding meets skiing meets the other thing they jump roof to roof. what do they call it again? >> it is a bit extreme. you don't want to do it at home but it is interesting to see. >> pretty cool. man oh man. epic fail bouquet toss courtesy of a viral video. i haven't seen it to be honest with you. >> there you go. all right. >> oh! >> i knew there had to be something better than just that. oh, no. >> oh, see. >> one wedding guest wasn't going to stop getting her hands on the flowers. no matter what. >> no, no. no reason to do that kind of thing. not for a bouquet. wow. now her dress is ruined. probably got a broken nose and unless you got a ring on your finger it doesn't mean anything. >> i want to see the after shot. i want to see what she looked
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this morning on "world news now," capitol hipris this morning on "world news now," capitol hill surprise. long before government shutdown deadline lawmakers take action. a deal in the works and its impact on you. deep free. from the ice dam breaking in the west to the wintry blast hitting the east. the meanest season in years. she's the boss. picked to be america's first female auto company ceo. how she started at the bottom of general motors and worked her way to the top in a business dominated by men. king of monsters. godzilla striking terror in the movies for the first time in years. get your first look in "the skinny" on this wednesday, december 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good morning, everybody. happy wednesday. >> happy wednesday, everyone. it is finally here. the middle of the week.
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that is much closer to the weekend. i feel that's all we with ever talk about. >> people really think we are quite unhappy. >> we actually enjoy our job. >> we just love sleep. >> it happens only on the weekends for us. >> pretty much. shall we get to it? >> let's get to it. >> good news from capitol hill no less. democrats and republicans joining together to prevent another government shutdown for a few more months. >> and it will allow other lawmakers to address health care and benefits programs. abc's karen travers has the story. >> reporter: a rare occurrence on capitol hill on tuesday. lawmakers announcing a budget deal before the deadline. >> senator murray and i have reached an agreement. >> because of this deal, the budget process can start approaching from crisis to crisis.
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>> reporter: the deal, if agreed to, would mean the government would not shut down for at least two years and eliminate $65 billion in domestic and defense spending cuts known as the sequester and not raise taxes. when it comes to the nuts and bolts, it's a modest proposal. the reason why this is the first budget agreement in two years. partisan bickering has bogged down the process. but it is not a done deal. the house and senate must vote on this agreement and ryan and murray have a tough sell. >> i'm confident we won't have 100% of the senate or house. >> reporter: some republicans don't like the spending increases. some democrats don't like it doesn't include an extension of unemployment benefits. >> i see this agreement as a step in the right direction. in divided government, you don't always get what you want. >> reporter: it was part of the deal that ended the government shutdown in october, but there's been little optimism in washington that murray and ryan would be able to come up with something that could get through the republican-controlled house and the democrat-controlled senate. in a statement, president obama said the agreement doesn't include everything he'd like. republicans feel the same way. the president said this was a good first step. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> there is encouraging news
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from washington about employment, as well. employers in october advertised the most jobs in more than five years, up 42,000 to near 4 million. more people quit their jobs that month than in five years. more than 2 million. both are signs of increased confidence in the economy. still, there are nearly three potential job seekers for every opening. brief encounter at the nelson mandela memorial service gathering a lot of attention. president obama greeted world leaders and shook the hand of castro. some critics say he shouldn't have done that and others are wondering if it is a signal of thawing relations with cuba. the white house said it was not planned. tens of thousands of people lined the route of nelson mandela's glass coffin as it made its way to lie in state the next three days. south africans were asked to form a guard of honor for the country's first black president. mandela was honored by world leaders and ordinary citizens at the stadium. the mood was joyous despite steady rain. and there was rejoicing in
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nevada after a missing family was found alive and well two days after they vanished in the mountains. the couple, their two kids and niece and nephew was going to play in the snow when their jeep overturned. they survived in sub zero temperatures by burning a spare tire for heat. rescuers found tire tracks in the snow after picking up a faint cell phone signal. a group of strangers came to the rescue of a group of soldiers risking their lives to pull him from a burning car. several drivers pulled over when they saw a pickup truck engulfed in flames. they could see the national guardsman inside wearing military fatigues. they managed to get the door open, cut his seat belt and drag him to safety. just moments later, the truck exploded. another dramatic scene caught on camera in new hampshire. a police officer saved the day. a woman's car caught fire. they were in a gas station right after she pulled up to the pumps and that's when officer kevin baron intervened. he pushed the car away from the pumps. he said he was just doing his job.
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>> not heroic, more of an instinct that kicked in and got the vehicle out of there. >> baron and his partner grabbed fire extinguishers from their trucks and firefighters arrived just in time to finish the job. all is well that ends well. >> oh, yeah. he was on a routine patrol when he heard the call and decided to go. common sense really if you think about it but a lot of people would have not thought to do that. >> and would have been scared in the process of doing it because you are worried about explosions and this and that. really fantastic. everyone said it could have been worse. >> nobody was hurt. also wonderful. about a dozen people have been given the all clear to colorado, after they were evacuated from flooding worries after an ice dam break. clear creek rose about three feet in just 15 minutes, but a feared four-foot wall of water hitting the canyon never happened. ice dams have been breaking as temperatures continue to rise.
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it is quite a different story here in the northeast, however, which is bracing for its first sub zero windchills and even more snow. it comes after yesterday's blast that shut down schools, cancelled flights and triggered countless accidents. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest. >> reporter: a white slushy mess across much of the northeast. virginia to new england getting a wallop of winter-like weather with as much as seven inches of snow falling in some areas. >> i worked in it 35 years in the show, in the airport. so it was horrible. >> reporter: fred schmitt knows the headaches they were feeling in places like la guardia and kennedy airports all too well. with delays up to an hour and a half there and elsewhere according to flightaware.com. more than 1300 flights cancelled. getting around not much easier on the roads. >> it was like this basically the whole way. as you get closer to new jersey, the roads got worse, so nothing's plowed. >> reporter: from slipping and sliding.
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>> it's very hard to stop, even with anti-lock brakes. >> reporter: to snow piles blocking traffic. >> by looking it looked fine. after i got up here and stopped i wasn't able to continue. >> reporter: you are stuck? >> so i'm stuck. >> reporter: just the reason government offices in washington, d.c., were closed and so many schools in northeast canceled classes. >> the number one is student safety and staff safety. >> reporter: in chicago, the safety concern was about the extreme cold. the temperature dropping to one below. the coldest it's been this early in the season there in 18 years. >> i used to live in canada and i wonder why i don't live there anymore. >> reporter: oh, i can relate. especially with temperatures dropping here and that could mean an icy dangerous commute for a lot of people later this morning. john and diana, back to you. >> all right. black ice here in the northeast, the snow yesterday. i'm no meteorologist, but they talk about these patterns that
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sometimes you get locked in to. it is early in the season and the country is getting hammered with all kinds of stuff. >> this kind of thing when it happens in march we can see the the end of it. oh, spring is coming soon. but we haven't even gotten into winter yet. >> it is not officially started. you are right. >> it hasn't started yet. maybe we will have a white winter. we haven't one of those in sometime in this part of the country. but i can give it up as long as i'm not stuck in my driveway. >> i will go to miami in a heart beat. take manhattan down to miami. >> stick it next to miami. that could work. that could work. look at what's in store for us today. lake effect snow will dump several inches over western pennsylvania and new york. the rest of the east will be clear and dry except for showers over south florida. cool and dry to the west coast with scattered showers over western montana. >> temperatures will be milder along the west coast. the deep freeze continues across the midwest moving in to the northeast. with the holiday season
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comes a certain number of guaranteed stories. here's one of them. the dancing cop is back. >> oh, yes, he is. providence rhode island, cop tony lepore had snow coming down yesterday. it is part of his annual run of directing traffic while dancing. he has been thrilling drivers and pedestrians since 1984. >> wow. he will be out there doing his thing weekdays today through christmas eve. he starts at noon and finishes an hour and a half later. >> i guess that slickness helps to do the fancy footwork. >> as long as he doesn't fall on his butt, we're all okay. >> that's the move. that's the move. >> i'm bringing that to my christmas party. by the way, he started this way back when because he was bored of just standing there directing traffic. >> wonder what the other police officers say to him in the locker room before the shift. >> i hope he gets a lot of love and people don't think he is ridiculous. >> i'm sure he does. coming up, the game show veteran getting ready for a comeback sort of.
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♪ this girl is on fire it's an elite list. less than two dozen women run major international companies, and this morning there's another name to add to that list. >> general motors named mary barra as the ceo. abc's chief business reporter rebecca jarvis tells us why she is an ideal choice. >> reporter: in "madmen," the old boys club of advertising courted the old boys club of the auto industry. >> chevy likes bob and if you don't like bob we can find someone who does. >> reporter: a new era was born. >> i'd like to introduce your new ceo effective on the 15th, mary. [ applause ] >> reporter: mary barra is the first women ever to run one of detroit's big three. she started at gm in 1980, inspecting pontiac grand prixs coming off the assembly line. she was 18, studying engineering. her father, a 39-year g.m. veteran, was making car fenders and
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hoods. >> we stood outside of the dealership looking at the new vehicles. that's how i was raised. >> reporter: now she's become a force on g.m. with a focus on fuel efficiencies, hybrids and electric cars. bara -- on barra will be one of 21 women running fortune 500 companies. firms with more women at the top earn 50% higher profits than those without, and a woman at gm could have other benefits. after all, it is women who make 80% of the car purchase decisions. barra's original dream car, this red vintage chevy camaro. her first car, she wanted a pontiac firebird but settled for a chevy chevette and today she drives a cadillac cts and on the weekends a corvette. >> i don't want to say i'm a super fast driver but i like cars that go fast. >> reporter: now after her slow and steady climb, it is full speed ahead. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> milestone. >> absolutely. she seems to be a wonderful leader in and of herself.
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she said, "sometimes i think there were so many boundaries put on employees we didn't give them the recipe for success." gets. it's your job to come up with for success. so now she's says whether it is resources or budgets. it's your job to come up with the ideas and it is our job to provide you resources and budget to do that. she is giving them creative liberties. you come up with the ideas and we will make sure you can incorporate them. >> a good thing. >> there you go. brace yourself.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome to "the skinny," everybody. godzilla making his return to the big screen. we got a remake coming out in 2014. going to hit the theaters but we have a teaser trailer to show you. take a look. >> i realize not all of you have had hands-on experience. and frankly, none of us have ever faced a situation quite like this one before. i would not ask any one of you to take this leap if i didn't have complete faith in your ability to succeed.
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>> now this is truly a teaser because for as long as it is, and it's not very long, you only see the monster of all monsters, the king of all monsters, only see him in silhouette but you can truly appreciate the enormity of his strength because there's flattened city streets, smashed skyscrapers. there are a couple of scenes -- look at that, a hole through one of the skyscrapers. the person who directed it, his name is gareth edwards. he's kind of known for doing enormous-scale movies but focusing in on the person and the individual experience. so it sounds like it's going to be really good. >> many a saturday morning watching "godzilla." >> late may 2014. you will be there. >> i will be there. we will make it "insomniac theater." >> "insomniac theater" date. "price is right" bob barker
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the man, the myth, the legend, returning to "the price is right" to celebrate his birthday. he is turning 90 years old. can you believe it? it is thursday's show. it is taped. there he is. on thursday he will be out there. >> he looks great. >> i think they remember him. he hasn't been back since 2007. one time he was back to promote his autobiography. but hasn't been a regular since 2007. 90 years old, bob barker. by the way, in keeping with his sign off it is during pet week. as you know every show ends with that request get your pet spayed and neutered. here's good news. kate winslet's has given birth to her baby boy. her husband ned rock 'n' roll, that's his real name. she's 38. he's 35. they welcomed their first child on saturday according to a rep and everybody is doing great. mother and baby are doing great. she has two kids from two previous marriages, mia honey and joe.
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by the way, rock 'n' roll there, mr. ned rock 'n' roll is the nephew of virgin mogul sir branson. they have been married since last december. very secret ceremony here in new york. they apparently both met at branson's compound in 2011. they tied the knot, had their baby and there you have it. no pictures yet of the baby. >> there you go. >> and his last name will be rock 'n' roll. >> whatever they name him, his last name will be the coolest last name on the planet. rock 'n' roll. courteney possibly has a new beau, and he is a rock and roller. talking about johnny mcdaid from "snow patrol." e! on-line reporting that there are rumors going around that they were seen at jennifer aniston's when they partied back in november and they were cozy and people there said they looked like they were on a date and holding hands during the party. >> and arrived together. courteney cox did not return request for a comment when contacted by e! news. >> there you go. >> they make a nice couple.
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>> absolutely. i can dig it. >> if they are. >> if they are.
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♪ ♪ his voice is instantly recognizable. the tones of mr. ron burgundy. >> he's a character and caricature and one that all of us in tv news get a kick out of. ron burgundy based on a real news anchor. here's abc's lara spencer. >> i'll take the job. >> reporter: that suit, that camera-ready hair and that voice. >> i'm ron burgundy. >> reporter: america's favorite anchorman is back, and now will ferrell is revealing the man who helped to bring ron burgundy to life. meet mort crim. >> i'm mort crim. >> reporter: a now retired anchor man.
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in an issue of "rolling stone" magazine, he said he found inspiration in watching him in a documentary in pioneering journalist jessica savage. >> good evening. i'm mort crim. he said, "at one point, they were talking to mort saying basically i was a blank to her. what made me laugh is watching him. he still spoke like this. he still used his on-camera voice." >> you have to understand that i was a typical, traditional 1972 male chauvinist anchor. >> it's uncalled for. i cannot work with this woman. >> i did not take any offense. comedy is not -- satire and parody is nothing but taking a grain of truth and stretching it out to a ridiculous conclusion and i think that's what they have done very skillfully in "anchorman," the first "anchorman." i enjoyed it immensely. >> reporter: he's now an author and voiceover artist and he said it holds true in the '70s.
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>> i think they have done an excellent job of taking real situations, real tensions that existed and squeezed the humor out of them. >> reporter: this weekend, the real anchorman is heading to new york city for the premier of "anchorman 2" and is set to meet ron burgundy for the first time. >> not only will it be my first time to meet will ferrell but more importantly it will be his first time to meet me. stay classy, san diego. >> how funny. >> you mean to tell me in 1972 his home smelled of rich mahogany? they broke out in dance and song in the middle of the newsroom and they fought the competition in the parking lot? >> with a trident. >> those were the good old days. >> no doubt about it. >> and i was there apparently. >> scott knows mort crim and says he is not a buffoon at all. >> nice guy actually. >> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for
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making news in america this morning -- found alive. a family safe after spending three days in sub zero temperatures. new details about what they did to stay alive. wild weather. a community evacuated after building ice causes a wall of water. and now, the weather worries turn from heavy snow to temperatures that are downright dangerous. amazing catch. an avid angler uses a big fishing rod to reel in a big fish. he never expected to bring in a great white. kiss controversy. a 6-year-old boy in trouble for puckering up in class. >> and i kissed her on the hand. that's what happened. >> this morning, his mother is crying foul. did the punishment fit the crime?

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